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Claiming personal injury for Car Accidents: FAQs

If you’ve been involved in a car accident that was not your fault and suffered an injury you might be able to claim personal injury compensation. Being involved in a car accident can be traumatic and suffering an injury can have an impact on your day-to-day life.

A car accident injury may even prevent you from being able to work. A road traffic accident can involve any road user – driver, passenger, pedestrian, cyclist, or motorcyclist – and covers a vast array of situations. Some common car accident scenarios include excessive speed, failing to keep a proper lookout, loss of control, intoxication, recklessness, distraction, poor road surfaces, signs, or lighting, as well as inclement weather conditions. Personal injuries caused by road traffic injuries are commonplace – in the year ending 2020, there were more than 131,000 road traffic casualties.  To succeed with a car accident claim, it is necessary to prove that another party was at fault.

Claiming personal injury car accident compensation can help put you back into the same financial position as if the injury never took place. If you have suffered an injury in a road traffic accident and were not at fault, then read our car accident personal injury FAQs, which cover some of the most commonly asked questions our team of solicitors in Sheffield and Chesterfield receive about claiming personal injury for car accidents.

How do I make a personal injury claim after a car accident? 

Your first step to making a personal injury claim after a car accident is to contact an experienced and professional personal injury solicitor, such as Graysons’ team of solicitors in Chesterfield and Sheffield. We will work to establish who is responsible for your car accident injuries and then look to get an admission of fault. Once we have achieved this, we will endeavour to secure you the very best outcome, including agreeing on a car accident compensation amount. Our team of Sheffield and Chesterfield solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, which means you won’t have to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful.

If the third party will not admit fault, then our team of Sheffield and Chesterfield solicitors will commence court proceedings on your behalf to secure an award of car accident compensation.

 What is personal injury?

 The term personal injury refers to an injury that was caused by the negligence of others. Personal injury claims may arise from a variety of situations, for example, from a car accident, an accident in the workplace, as a result of an assault, a fall or trip in a public place, an injury caused by a defective product, or a sports accident. If you have suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of others, such as a road traffic accident, then you might have a claim for personal injury compensation. Contact Graysons’ team of solicitors in Sheffield and Chesterfield today.

Is a car accident considered personal injury?

Yes, if you were injured as a result of a car accident and were not at fault, this is viewed as personal injury. If the car accident was caused by another party’s negligence, then you are entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Our personal injury solicitors in Sheffield and Chesterfield will be able to assess your claim and advise on whether it is likely to be successful. Should you decide to go ahead and claim car accident compensation, then our Sheffield and Chesterfield solicitors will work on a no win no fee basis.

How much compensation will I get for a car accident injury claim? 

It’s impossible to state how much compensation you will get for a car accident injury claim as no two claims are ever the same. The amount of car accident compensation you receive will depend on the extent of your injuries and the speed of recovery. For example, a minor injury that heals quickly and has a limited impact on your day-to-day life may only attract compensation of a few thousand pounds. However, a much more serious car accident injury with life-changing implications could run into several hundreds of thousands or even millions of pounds. The best way to discover how much compensation you could receive for a car accident injury is to contact one of our experienced personal injury solicitors in Sheffield and Chesterfield.

How much compensation can I claim for anxiety after a car accident?

Again, it’s impossible to accurately state how much compensation you can claim for anxiety after a car accident, as each road traffic personal injury claim is unique. Graysons’ Sheffield and Chesterfield solicitors will work to ensure you get the maximum amount of car accident compensation you deserve.

What’s involved in a car accident compensation claim? 

Making a car accident compensation claim can be complex, time-consuming, and emotionally stressful, which is why you should work with a highly experienced personal injury solicitor. Graysons’ Sheffield and Chesterfield solicitors will assess your claim, obtain all the required evidence, including documents and police accident reports, medical reports and witness statements and details of losses.  They will work to get an admission of fault and if necessary and appropriate commence court proceedings to achieve this. Ourpersonal injury solicitors will work to secure you the maximum amount of compensation possible. Oursolicitors in Chesterfield and Sheffield will keep you up to date at every stage of the claim while ensuring you are fully aware of your legal rights. They will also be able to answer any questions that you may have about your road traffic accident compensation claim. If a car accident compensation claim ends up in the courts, our Sheffield and Chesterfield solicitors will be able to represent you.

Who can make a road accident personal injury claim?

Anyone can make a road accident personal injury claim, whether you were a passenger, driver, pedestrian, cyclist, or motorcyclist. To make a successful road traffic accident compensation claim, you will need to prove that the road accident was not your fault and that it was caused by the negligence of others. The car accident compensation claim must also be made within three years of the road traffic accident taking place, although these time limits may be extended for infants and claimants lacking mental capacity. If you have been involved in a car accident and were not at fault, then contact our team of personal injury solicitors in Chesterfield and Sheffield today.

How long does a car accident compensation claim take?

It’s hard to state precisely how long a car accident compensation claim will take, as no two claims are ever the same. As a rough estimate, most straightforward low-value claims take around six to 12 months. However, if liability is disputed, or if a claim has a very high value, then the claim may take longer, especially if the car accident compensation claim ends up in court.

 What does no win no fee mean?

No win no fee means that you will not have to pay any legal fees if your car accident compensation claim is unsuccessful. Before starting your road traffic personal injury claim our team of personal injury solicitors in Sheffield and Chesterfield will make you aware of what deductions will be made from your compensation claim should it be successful. Contact us today if you have suffered a personal injury in a car accident caused by the negligence of others.

How can Graysons’ personal injury solicitors in Sheffield & Chesterfield help?

Graysons’ team of personal injury solicitors in Sheffield and Chesterfield have a track record of successfully pursuing car accident compensation claims. As a Legal 500 law firm, you can rest assured that your road traffic personal injury claim will be handled with the utmost expertise and professionalism. If you have been involved in a car accident and were not at fault, then contact us today and let us help you make a successful car accident compensation claim.

 

 

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